A water spot with an abnormally high temperature stretches across the sea off the west coast of the United States and scientists believe it will cause devastating effects on marine life.
A huge and dangerous ocean heat wave has been detected in the Pacific off the west coast of the United States. Experts from the official NOAA body warn that this phenomenon can cause a great mortality in marine species of this sector like the one recorded 5 years ago. Then a similar situation caused the death of millions of marine animals.
In 2014, an unprecedented very hot water bubble spread from the Baja California area to the southern tip of Alaska. According to oceanographic experts, this ‘heat wave’ continued to damage the aquatic environment several years later, helping to spread toxic algae that caused the death of more than 100 million copies of Pacific cod, as well as half a million birds Marine
Other consequences of this deadly ecological tsunami were that it expelled 30% of the humpback whales that lived in this area , while eliminating salmon, sea lions and small crustaceans. Some devastating consequences that experts expect to happen again.
This phenomenon harmed the environment like industry. According to the RT agency, “the destructive consequences of this phenomenon earned him even the nickname of ‘Blob’, in reference to the homonymous horror movie, known as ‘The voracious spot’ or ‘Terror has no form’, on a invisible monster that swallows everything in its path.
The extremely warm body of water extends over the same area as 5 years ago and seems to develop like the previous time, because it is in an area of calm wind that helps heat it. NOAA scientists report that it now exceeds about 2.8ºC the normal temperature for the region and is between half a degree and a degree of reaching the previous records.
This disastrous similarity does not stop worrying the experts, who closely follow the phenomenon. And they add that these heat waves are able to dissipate with the same speed with which they arise, depending on complex climatic factors. Andrew Leising, from NOAA, points out that this oceanic threat will appear more frequently because the seas and oceans heat up without logical patterns due to global climate change.
While “The Blob” of anomalously warm sea surface temperatures is eye-catching and will impact our weather and ocean life, it’s important to keep in mind the enormous heat being stored at greater depths in the global oceans from anthropogenic global warming. pic.twitter.com/21E2fsIITE
— Randall Gates (@rgatess) 7 September 2019
Source: el tiempo en espana